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Old 07-23-2016, 03:07 AM
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Looking to try out a new deer scent cover this upcoming season. What is the best one that has worked for you over the years?
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Old 07-24-2016, 01:00 PM
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pine straw and dry leaves put in a bee smoker. Smoke your clothes and boots good.
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What hobbs27 said :
"pine straw and dry leaves put in a bee smoker. Smoke your clothes and boots good."
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Cedar and green pine straw in a sealed container work well also.
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Hunting the wind works best but I like green pine needles put in a plastic bag overnight with my clothes. Never tried hobbs method.
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Hunting the wind and Marlboros.
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Skunk scent for bear with anise attractant or sardines.
Fresh earth scent for hogs as well as hog mash with strawberry jello for attractant. Pine or fresh oak for deer and peanut butter for attractant.
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After over 30 years of deer hunting, I can say with confidence that nothing will cover your scent. Deer can differentiate individual odors from among a mixture of scents. If a deer is downwind of you, it will smell you, regardless of what cover scent you use. Tests with dogs have proven it, and a deer has a better nose than a dog.
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Remember when we just used watered down turpentine
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Skunk Odor is the very best. Don't get it on your hands, boots, or clothing. Apply a very small amount to a wash cloth and put the wash cloth in a zip lock bag. When you get to your stand-remove the cloth from the bag and attach the wash cloth to the outside platform of your stand or shooting house (a clothes pin works fine) and you are covered ! When you are done hunting-return the wash cloth to the zip lock bag and you are ready for the next hunt...or...if you will be returning to this shooting house leave it in place. Odor lasts a long time !
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Skunk Odor is the very best. Don't get it on your hands, boots, or clothing. Apply a very small amount to a wash cloth and put the wash cloth in a zip lock bag. When you get to your stand-remove the cloth from the bag and attach the wash cloth to the outside platform of your stand or shooting house (a clothes pin works fine) and you are covered ! When you are done hunting-return the wash cloth to the zip lock bag and you are ready for the next hunt...or...if you will be returning to this shooting house leave it in place. Odor lasts a long time !
And the deer, instead of smelling just human, will smell human and skunk. He will act the same as he did when he smelled you without the skunk.
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GON needs to put something on here sort of like FB a like button so when NCHillbilly puts smelling skunk and human I can just hit the like button or when Nic told that fella uh deer ain't got no gall now that was priceless and I could have hit the smiley laugh button just saying
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And the deer, instead of smelling just human, will smell human and skunk. He will act the same as he did when he smelled you without the skunk.
Sir: It works ......Try It....You Will Like The Results...End Of Message.
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Tie a sweaty shirt to your stand every few months. Get them use to smelling U.
I also throw down by beer cans there so they smell it , that way when I hunt and drink beer the smell won't spook them.
It's so easy even a redneck could do it.
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Sir: It works ......Try It....You Will Like The Results...End Of Message.
I have tried it, long ago. I didn't see or kill any more deer. I just smelled like a polecat, and my love life got considerably less fun for a while.
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I have tried it, long ago. I didn't see or kill any more deer. I just smelled like a polecat, and my love life got considerably less fun for a while.
Sir: Again with all due respect.......you were not supposed to put a drop behind each ear.....That may be where you went wrong.....:c heers:
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The best cover scent for bear is skunk scent and a bear has amuch better nose than a deer. Just the facts!
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Tie a sweaty shirt to your stand every few months. Get them use to smelling U.
I also throw down by beer cans there so they smell it , that way when I hunt and drink beer the smell won't spook them.
It's so easy even a redneck could do it.
This guy knows what he's talking about. He kills big bucks
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I like to use green pine needles and pine cones. I put them in with my clothes in a back pack. NCHB is correct if you are down wind they will bust you no matter what you use. But cover scents may confuse them for a split second just long enough to get the shot. That's why I use them. They sometimes buy a little time.
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so your saying my 2k$$$ scent-lock outfit was a waste of money?? blasphemy
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280 that's exactly what I use.
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After over 30 years of deer hunting, I can say with confidence that nothing will cover your scent. Deer can differentiate individual odors from among a mixture of scents. If a deer is downwind of you, it will smell you, regardless of what cover scent you use. Tests with dogs have proven it, and a deer has a better nose than a dog.
Some folks either don't understand, or can't comprehend, the concept of scent discrimination in the olfactory systems of some critters.

Maybe they should think of it this way.
Your buddy went to taco bell last night, after leaving the bar after a beer drinking contest. This morning, he beat you to the bathroom, and dropped a world record #2, then sprayed some of that floral bathroom spray to cover the scent.

You walk in the bathroom a couple minutes later........

Or, when your heavily perfumed date rips a big, silent toot.

You know what you are smelling.
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Some folks either don't understand, or can't comprehend, the concept of scent discrimination in the olfactory systems of some critters.

Maybe they should think of it this way.
Your buddy went to taco bell last night, after leaving the bar after a beer drinking contest. This morning, he beat you to the bathroom, and dropped a world record #2, then sprayed some of that floral bathroom spray to cover the scent.

You walk in the bathroom a couple minutes later........

Or, when your heavily perfumed date rips a big, silent toot.

You know what you are smelling.
Yes, exactly. Some folks can't understand, or comprehend, that deer can sort out hundreds of different odors at once. If you have on cover scent, and a deer walks downwind from you, it will smell a mixture of cover scent and human. Exactly like you mention with the poop and floral scent. It doesn't cover it, it just makes it worse, and you still know what it is. You cannot keep a deer from smelling you if it is downwind of you. period. Cover scents are a gimmick to make money.
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